This is a great book for those of you who have children and want ideas of yoga games, exercises, and practices as well as breathing and meditation techniques to help children with focus, concentration, and stress release! It's never too early to learn... Better grades, improved relationship between siblings and with parents. what else can you ask for?
For those of you who are teachers or educators, you will find lots of ideas to integrate into your existing curriculum to help your students increase their performance and feel more peaceful and content.
The Yoga teachers will find great tools to improve their teaching skills geared towards a young audience. This is a complete manual which will serve as training material for Yoga Alliance's approved Children for Yoga curriculum for those of you who want to become RCYT (Registered Children Yoga Teacher).
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This is the most complete book ever written on the subject of Yoga for Children. It is presently the most comprehensive training manual available to students who want to attend a 200 hour training and become Registered Children Yoga Teacher (RCYT) with the Yoga Alliance. Existing Yoga teachers will find great tools to improve their teaching skills geared towards a younger audience. This is also a great book for families who have children and want to find ideas of yoga games, exercises, and practices as well as breathing and meditation techniques to help their children with focus, concentration, and stress release! It's never too early to learn... Better grades, improved relationship between siblings and with parents... what else can you ask for? Teachers and educators will find lots of ideas to integrate into their existing curriculum to help their students with stress-management, performance and self-confidence.
The concept for Cool Yoga Kids was born in September 2010 out of the heartfelt desire to create a better education and growing environment for children. Alessandrina Lerner's determination and philanthropic vision was simply to enhance the quality of life of all children. Cool Kids Yoga was originally established with children in public schools in mind with the simple objective of delivering highly effective Yoga programs geared towards restoring balance, health and calm in our children. Having personally experienced the tremendous benefits of Yoga, Breathing & Meditation, Alessandrina was convinced that in order to achieve a harmonious balance in our often over-stressed societies we needed to start at the source, i.e. with our children. Years of studies. research and first-hand experience with children and education had convinced her that a more balanced and holistic approach to Education is key to effecting permanent positive changes in our society and environment. Unlike any other discipline, Yoga integrates all the dimensions of our beings - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and as such it is clear that it is the missing link in our children's education. In that knowledge, it is our duty as parents and educators to make sure that Yoga is integrated into their daily life, whether at home or at school as part of their curriculum, so that they may reach their highest potential in life. From this concept emerged the idea to begin a Children Yoga Training Curriculum not only geared towards Yoga Teachers but to also include others who could integrate their new skills into their everyday interaction with children. Since children are more likely to spend time with their teachers, family and parents than to visit a private yoga studio, it made sense to design a more extensive Children Yoga Training Program and to make it available not only to Yoga teachers but also to parents, family members, educators, as well as people in the medical profession. This would ensure that the knowledge and skills required to achieve the primary objectives of Cool Kids Yoga - improving and enriching children's lives - are disseminated into a greater population and touch the lives of as many children as possible. Our role as mentors, educators and examples is crucial to make this possible. By gifting children the skills necessary to achieve a more balanced and harmonious lifestyle, we are providing them with the most important and useful tools, i.e. ones that can help them grow into healthy, self-sufficient, and successful adults who can then effect society positively through their actions over the long term. The Cool Kids Yoga teaching program incorporates creative, interactive and fun-filled activities that provide our children with the physical exercise they need for their bodies to develop properly and with highly effective techniques to help their mind and spirit grow and expand beyond perceived limitations. The program offers an explorative approach to understanding children psychology and a teaching methodology tailored to the different age groups that correspond to various developmental stages in children.
The Cool Kids Yoga training program provides yoga teachers, educators, and parents alike with myriads of techniques and ideas that integrate poses, games, themes, songs, props, stories, breathing & relaxation exercises, etc. to enable YOU to introduce children to the wonderful world of Yoga. Play is known to be the most effective and beneficial way to learn for both facilitators and recipients. With Cool Kids Yoga you'll be given the opportunity to rekindle with your inner child and to make sure that our children never lose that innocence and creative power which has always been at the root of the most amazing inventions, discoveries, scientific and artistic achievements throughout the ages.